Day: October 24, 2017

NORMAN VELLA: PBS killed Daphne all over again

NORMAN VELLA: PBS killed Daphne all over again

I wanted to write about this at length but Norman Vella posted on Newsbook and I couldn’t have said it better. Saying we’re back to the 1980s is a bit of a cliche’ perhaps. Episodes like this, when the national broadcaster headed by Labour stooge Reno Bugeja, ignores the European Parliament’s earth-moving reprimand and looks …

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The openings for the Mafia

The openings for the Mafia

Rosy Bindi’s anti-mafia commission from the Italian parliament, even without the rather keen Senator Mario Michele Giarruso in tow, confirmed what we all knew: Malta is deeply exposed to the laundering of moneys by Italian mafia syndicates. It’s not just Italians of course but from the Italian parliamentarians’ point of view that’s what matters most. …

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SLAPP this

SLAPP this

Here is a report in the archives of The Times reporting that FIAU says shortcomings in Pilatus no longer subsist. It is a new version that replaces older versions of the story appearing in print and on line last September. The changes were made after lawyers for Pilatus Bank threatened them with a multi-million dollar …

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Pilatus Bank bullies the local press. We will not be silenced.

Pilatus Bank bullies the local press. We will not be silenced.

Lawyers for Pilatus Bank have fallen on the leading independent news organisations here in Malta threatening them with ruinous law suits in the United States unless they remove reams of stories on Pilatus Bank from their archives. I am informed The Times has considered legal advice and has replaced two of its archived, now deleted, …

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GUEST POST: Let’s call a spade a bloody shovel

GUEST POST: Let’s call a spade a bloody shovel

Needless to say the views of the author are his own. by Conservative Some may recognise my pseudonym from Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Running Commentary. Whether it is recognised or not is not important, the army of foot soldiers bringing along their piddly jigsaw pieces, including me, was not important in itself. It was Daphne who …

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Azerbaijan considers Malta one of its provinces – OSCE NGO Network

Azerbaijan considers Malta one of its provinces – OSCE NGO Network

A report in the Azeri Times published on 16 October, the day Daphne Caruana Galizia died, reports on a March 2017 report by the Civic Solidarity Platform. CSP brings together human rights NGOs from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The ‘Caviar Diplomacy’ report into Azerbaijani politics lists Malta as one of the Azerbaijini oligarchs’ safe …

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Can we ever get justice?

Can we ever get justice?

Look at this screen grap of a Facebook post last June by a certain Ċetta Gauci. “UNIKU … KBIR … LEGGENDA …  LILEK Joseph 🙂 wiiisq I’ll PRIM ta MALTA taghna :)” She was celebrating Labour’s re-election. So perhaps for a supporter, the spluttering enthusiasm is pardonable. Ċetta Gauci is Deputy Registrar for Magistrate Anthony …

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